Canadian and Portuguese youth aged 18 to 35 will now have the opportunity to travel and work in Portugal and Canada under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.
In early May, Minister Hussen and Jose Luis, Secretary of State of Portuguese Communities Abroad, signed a bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Portugal, which will allow Canadian and Portuguese youth to work and travel under the Working Holiday, International Co-op and Young Professional streams of the IEC program. Canadian and Portuguese youth can take advantage of the opportunity with the launch of the 2019 IEC season which will begin in late 2018.
There are three categories of participation under the program:
The addition of Portugal adds one more destination to the current 33 partner countries and territories from which young Canadians can obtain international experience. As well, this provides the opportunity for Portuguese youth to come live and work in Canada.
For more information on the International Experience Canada Program, please click the link here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadians/international-experience-canada.html